[nSLUG] Re: upgrading to woody: display problems
peter at llama.nslug.ns.ca
Sun Jun 23 05:59:10 ADT 2002
On Sat, Jun 22, 2002 at 06:06:26PM -0300, joel.maxwell at cnet.windsor.ns.ca wrote:
> # Device configured by xf86config:
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "S3 Trio 3d"
> Driver "vga"
> # unsupported card
> #VideoRam 4096
> # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
This is the error. You're using the "vga" driver. You should be using the
> I think the error is that it cannot get the right video mode (resolution)
> i just keeps doing
> II) VGA(0): Not using default mode "640x400" (insufficient memory for mode)
> why insufficient memory? its a 4mb video card.
The vga driver probably only sees a small amount of RAM. I didn't read
through the whole server output to see exactly what it tried to do.
Maybe xf86config didn't recognize the card even though the X server itself
does know about it.
XF86 4.x includes a config thing in the server itself. You can run
X -configure to write out a config file. It autodetects your monitor
capabilities as well if your monitor and vid card support it. (use
read-edid to try). You don't really need to do this, since just changing
the Driver option in your config file should do it.
#define X(x,y) x##y
Peter Cordes ; e-mail: X(peter at llama.nslug. , ns.ca)
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